Mirroring New Love

June 28th, 2016 § Comments Off on Mirroring New Love § permalink

2 of Cups - Rider Waite Smith Tarot

In the Big Think video below, Jane McGonigal, senior researcher at the Institute for the Future, discusses the phenomenon of mirroring, a typically unconscious behaviour we engage in when feeling a sympatico of sorts with another person.

While watching it, the image of the Rider Waite Smith 2 of Cups popped into my head. It’s a pretty great example of what mirroring new love might look like.

Power Breathing

May 30th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

2 of Swords - Rider Waite Smith Tarot

When I look at the woman in the Rider Waite Smith version of the 2 of Swords card, I imagine her being in a state of meditative calm. I see her sitting quietly in front of the big water focusing her mind and breathing in and out in a steady relaxed rhythm.

Finding our own way to such calm can sometimes be a challenge, especially when our breathing is neither steady nor relaxed. That’s where power breathing can help us out.

In the Big Think video below featuring Jane McGonigal, we’re taught not only how to power breath, but also why it can be even more effective than deep breathing to help us achieve the mental calm pictured in the woman from the 2 of Swords. Take a look…

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